Overview of LoWPAN|
A simple low cost wireless network of devices that have limited power and relaxed throughput requirements.
Conforms to IEEE 802.15.4-2003
Typical usages of LoWPAN networks are –
Networking transducers (sensing & actuation, eg. smart sensors – Such usages may need in network processing)
Networking simple controls (home controls)
Networking complex controls (light & switch & motion sensor)
Standards based Phy and MAC exist for LoWPAN networks viz., IEEE802.15.4 and *possibly* IEEE802.15.3
Topologies that are commonplace today include – star, mesh, and combinations of star and mesh
Today LoWPAN’s are already becoming a reality
LoWPAN - A different *beast* of networks compared to traditional networks !